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Bodies of slain General #Solemani & comrades arrive in #Ahwaz, Iran. A mammoth funeral procession has kicked off. Images of hundreds of thousands mourners packing the streets, bridge & square, is colossal.
.2/ Images of procession of #Soleimqni from #Ahwaz
images via @AlMayadeenLive
.3/ This is only in #Ahwaz, southwest of #Iran & the first leg of #Solaimani’s funeral procession. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like once they arrive to the capital #Tehran.
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Mass conversions to Sunnism amongst Arab #Ahwazis are a fact that even the hateful Iranian regime doesn't deny. Ayatullats and high ranking officials have many times expressed their concern about the spread of 'Wahhabism' in Khuzestan (Persianised name of #AlAhwaz).
The Neo #Safawi regime employs the #Wahhabism card to silence&demonise #Sunnis that are opposed to it, esp. Iranian Sunni dessidents & converts to #Sunnism inside #Iran. It's an old trick that they have learnt from Israel (that demonises its critics with antisemitism allegation).
The problem: Although one can find a number of articles about Arab Ahwazi #ExShias on the net in the English language (in Arabic there is tons of stuff), most of it is scattered. Under this thread I will gather everything I have translated myself from Arabic/Persian to English.
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Workers in Ahvaz are protesting the Iranian regime for current situation and chanting “Palestine and Syria are the cause of our misery.”
People are protesting the regime for its expenditures in the region which has crippled the economy.
Protests are becoming more political. Protesters in Ahvaz are chanting “death o the oppressor.”
They are referring to A.Khamenei and Rouhani cult who have the power in Iran.
More than half of Ahvaz population are on the streets chanting “death to the oppressor and down with the dictator.”
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Tehran has deployed armed security forces on the streets of Ahwaz(Ahvaz). It appears the regime fears mass unrests following US sanctions. So far, Iranian security forces have been deployed to four cities to confront any possible anti-establishment protest.
Anti-establishment protests are happening in Ahwaz. Protesters chanting “we have never seen this level of injustice, down with the dictator. We want our rights.” Heavily armed security forces attacked them after a few minutes.
According to unverified reports from #Ahwaz,22 AhvaziArab activists were mass executed[without any trial]earlier today in #Iran.Developing reports indicate that families weren’t informed of these executions. It seems this was the reason behind deploying security forces.
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Be very careful about what you read about #AhvazAttack.
There are many fake news, unconfirmed reports, fabricated photos and photos taken for propaganda use.
For example @bbcpersian journalist @BahmanKalbasi claims a group has taken responsibility when it is not true.1/8
.@guardian journalist @SaeedKD mislead public opinion by writing 'children' were killed by 'terrorists'. And when you read his piece you only see there was one child and not children. But what the headline of the article suggests is very different to its context.2/8
Director of Iran project at @CrisisGroup, @AliVaez jumps in to protect Iranian regime and asks US officials to condemn the attack. However, he has never asked US officials before to condemn Iranian regime for arresting, raping, torturing and executing political prisoners.3/8
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Patriotic Arab Democratic Movemen in Ahwaz many times warned IRI to stop discrimination,arrests&executions of Ahvazi Arabs. In response to IRI discrimination policies,Arab Struggle Movement attacked IRI forces,killed 9[including a high ranking general]&wounded 40.
The attack on military parade targeted officials and generals who were watching the parade. No civilian casualties and the attack only targeted the location of officials and armed forces. 11 of IRI forces and officials have been killed and 60 wounded.
IRGC's Tasnim published a report&claimed only armed forces were targeted. But the report has been removed.Iranian official media claim civilians were also targeted.However, according to footages&reports only a few families of officials were at the parade.
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#Iran: several thousand people gathered o the central market in the Arab city of #Ahwaz to protest against the Iranian regime and what they describe as "discriminating policies against the Arab people"
#Iran: the situation later turned violent after Iranian police tried to break up the Arab protest in #Ahwaz, using tear gas and rubber bullets on the people.

The protests are a response to insults being made towards the Arab people on Iranian TV
#Iran: the Arab city of #Ahwaz today. Women are facing off against the Iranian police as they protest the regime's discriminating policies
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